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Group files suit against City of Eau Claire and council on state's open meeting law

16 citizens, many of whom are Voters with Facts volunteers, filed suit Tuesday against the Eau Claire City Council and the City to enforce Wisconsin's Open Meeting law.
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9 cases of enterovirus 68 suspected in state

Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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UPDATE: Family, friends and community still shocked over trench collapse tragedy Video included

A trench collapse turns into a tragedy for an area community. Friends and family members of the two who were killed are still shocked over what's happened. More>>

NEW DETAILS: Man shot in home invasion near Osseo pretended to be dead Video included

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WQOW News 18 has learned new details in this month's shooting near Osseo that left one man wounded.
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Eau Claire mother accused of burning her infant son with a lighter

An Eau Claire mother is accused of burning her infant son with a cigarette lighter. Police say an aunt to the three-month old baby called them last month after noticing an injury on the boy that looked like the top of a Bic lighter.
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Wisconsin needs $760 million more for Medicaid

The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program. More>>

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. More>>

Man charged in alleged St. Croix County homicide

St. Croix County (WQOW) - Tanner Rix from Lake City Minnesota has been charged with first degree intentional homicide and hiding a body.The Saint Croix County Sheriff says Rix called 911 last week to say he needed help for his passenger, who had been shotDeputies responded to an intersection north of the village of Woodville. According to court documents, police found Rix near the vehicle and inside, the body of his girlfriend, 28-year-old Angel Linderman.They say her body was covered with a ... More>>

Eau Claire Plan Commission approves two restoration projects

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Two Eau Claire renovation projects have passed another hurdle.The site plan for the Green Tree Hotel was approved by the plan commission Monday night. The design calls for 30 rooms as well as a 75 seat restaurant and bar.Also approved was a site plan for what are being called The Biscuit Loft Apartments.The former parks and recreation building on Oxford Street is being renovated by a Minneapolis developer, plans are for 22 units. More>>

Hundreds turn out to remember Eau Claire woman

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Hundreds turned out to celebrate the life of an Eau Claire woman.A prayer service was followed by a memorial run/walk at the Tower Ridge Ski Area tonight to celebrate the life of Cheri Uelmen.She died after being seriously hurt in a bicycle crash during a race earlier this month. Family members say tower ridge was her cathedral and she would spend hours running, skiing, and walking the trails."It couldn't be more perfect,” said Emily Uelmen, Cheri's daughter in law. “It's ... More>>

Discussion on child discipline sparks due to Peterson case Video included

The child abuse case involving the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson has brought the question of child discipline into the spotlight. It's a topic that continues to be controversial. His lawyer calls it discipline. Prosecutors are calling it excessive.  More>>

Clerks waiting for instructions after voter ID requirement reinstated Video included

In Eau Claire there are 11 different ballot styles due to the different assembly and senate districts. So far there have been about 700 requests for an absentee ballot. Those ballots must be mailed by Thursday. More>>

25 dead cows found on Barron County farm, man arrested

On Friday, September 12th, 2014, the Barron County Sheriff's Department was advised of a farm at 2183 16 ½ Street that may have several dead cows on the property.
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